• 160 financial institutions call for international plastic treaty

    19 April 2024

    Banks, investors and insurers representing $15.5 trillion in combined assets have signed a Financial Statement on Plastic Pollution, calling for a new international treaty to tackle the issue.

  • $42trn investor group tells governments to act on methane pledge

    02 November 2022

    602 investors representing about $42 trillion in assets under management have called on governments ahead of COP27 to implement five policy actions, including committing to implement the Global Methane Pledge.

  • Environmental Finance celebrates World Oceans Day

    07 June 2021

    To coincide with the UN World Oceans Day, Environmental Finance will host a thematic briefing afternoon focusing on oceans and the blue economy, to examine one of the most exciting areas of natural capital investment.

  • The SDGs won't be achieved without a holistic approach

    08 July 2019

    A piecemeal approach will not help us reach the 2030 targets, argues Careen Abb

  • $7bn of Chinese soy chain capital ‘exposed to deforestation risk’

    31 May 2019

    Chinese financial institutions have been urged to manage their exposure to deforestation risks, after a study found that about $7 billion in bond and share issues by companies in the country’s soy supply chain are exposed.

  • Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative launched with Singapore focus

    21 January 2019

    An initiative to increase the supply of sustainable finance from Asian financial institutions will use Singapore as a hub to catalyse regional development.

  • Financial centres set out principles for sustainability taxonomies

    18 September 2018

    The International Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) has set out ten principles that sustainability taxonomies should meet to avoid increasing transaction costs for financial institutions and to avoid policy confusion.

  • Investor Agenda finds $32trn of backing

    13 September 2018

    Investors with a combined $32 trillion in assets have signed up to an initiative to step up action on climate change.

  • Investors press politicians to facilitate more low-carbon investment

    04 June 2018

    Leading institutional investors have called on national governments to act more urgently to spur private sector capital into low-carbon investments.

  • People moves: Montanaro Asset Management, UNEP Finance Initiative, Beyond Ratings and Lekela

    18 May 2018

    Montanaro Asset Management has set up an advisory committee for its Better World Fund, to be chaired by Michael Sheren, senior advisor within the Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority.